#1 Death toll likely exceeds 1,000 after typhoon slams Philippines11-09-2013, 01:41 PMBy Andrew Stevens and Tom Watkins, CNN
updated 11:10 AM EST, Sat November 9, 2013
Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) -- A day after Super Typhoon Haiyan roared into the Philippines, officials predicted that the death toll could reach 1,200 -- or more.
"We estimate 1,000 people were killed in Tacloban and 200 in Samar province," Gwendolyn Pang, secretary general of the Philippine Red Cross, said of two coastal areas where Haiyan hit first as it began its march Friday across the archipelago.
The Red Cross said it would have more precise numbers Sunday. But experts predicted that it will take days to get the full scope of the damage wrought by a typhoon described as one of the strongest to make landfall in recorded history.
"Probably the casualty figure will increase as we get more information from remote areas, which have been cut off from communications," said Tomoo Hozumi, UNICEF's Philippines representative.
LINKMay the FORCE be with you!
11-10-2013, 07:55 PM
I figured it would be way worse than a 1000...
'Worse than hell' in typhoon-ravaged Philippines
Tacloban, Philippines (CNN) -- As Filipinos faced a grim recovery in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, the storm plowed into northeastern Vietnam early Monday, packing powerful winds and forcing thousands to evacuate.
Authorities in the Philippines warned that the typhoon may have killed up to 10,000 people there, leaving behind a trail of devastation on a scale they'd never seen before.
No electricity. No food. No water. Houses and buildings leveled. Bodies scattered on the streets. Hospitals overrun with patients. Medical supplies running out.
And a death toll that could soar.
The storm surge was so big people thought it was a tsunami.May the FORCE be with you!
11-10-2013, 09:31 PM
Marines have been dispatched to provide aid, and Obama has pledged more. I imagine I'm going to be busy at work tomorrow.
In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
11-12-2013, 12:03 PM
They were saying over 10,000 dead on the news yesterday.
There are numerous islands that make up the Phillipines, it could take a while to really assess the numbers of lives lost, and the amount of damage done.
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